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/ Environment

01 Feb 2013

 

A new website has launched enabling businesses and charities to exchange unwanted items, such as building materials and office furniture, for free

 
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/ Renewable Energy

31 Jan 2013

 

Cramped, windowless dwellings in impoverished parts of the world are being given a new lease of life thanks to a remarkably simple invention

 
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/ Ideas worth spreading

30 Jan 2013

 

The first entry in a regular blog reviewing our pick of the most inspiring videos on offer in the TED talks series, which showcases visionary ideas

 
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/ Positive Perspective

28 Jan 2013

 

Through collective ownership, together we can take back control of our resources, and in turn our lives and communities, argues Matt Mellen

 
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/ Wellbeing

25 Jan 2013

 

Levels of personal happiness increase after people directly share good news about their lives with others, a new report concludes

 
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/ Culture

22 Jan 2013

 

Pioneering furniture designers are turning their attention to issues of sustainability and recycling, and as Rooksana Hossenally discovers, there’s not a bamboo chair in sight

 
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/ Culture

18 Jan 2013

 

Graffiti: eyesore vandalism or the creative lifeblood of our cities? Tania Ahsan investigates

 
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/ Renewable Energy

18 Jan 2013

 

Marine energy has the potential to provide the UK with 20% of its power requirements. Jacqueline Easby considers its future role in energy supply and asks why the technology has not seen more investment

 
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/ Paul Fletcher, Positive Perspective

15 Jan 2013

 

A shift in consciousness in all areas of human activity is necessary if we are to move into an era of true prosperity, writes Paul Fletcher

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

14 Jan 2013

 

A UK-based reading group programme has been set up to help people better understand the economy

 
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/ Environment

11 Jan 2013

 

Planned study hailed as significant step towards making mass destruction of the environment a crime against peace, while new campaign to end ecocide by 2020 is launched

 
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/ Media

09 Jan 2013

 

A petition calling for more positive and inspirational film and television media has been started by US non-profit organisation the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment (GATE)

 

Child mortality rates falling globally

 
 

/ Health

05 Jan 2013

 

A new UNICEF report shows that efforts to tackle child mortality have made a tangible impact across the world

 
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/ Wellbeing

04 Jan 2013

 

A new report calls for people affected by international development programmes to be listened to more closely, with their wellbeing given more emphasis

 
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/ Peace & Democracy

31 Dec 2012

 

Bethany Wivell finds that there’s more to the Rotary Club than street collections, and considers its momentous achievements across the globe

 
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/ Positive Money

29 Dec 2012

 

Economists from the Financial Services Authority and the International Monetary Fund are among new voices to acknowledge that the ability of private banks to create money was at the heart of the financial crisis

 
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/ Peace & Democracy

23 Dec 2012

 

The author and filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge has received the 2012 Goi Peace Award for her contribution to “strengthening local communities and economies worldwide”

 
This is Joe from Ayrshire, who's built his own solar panels!
 

/ Environment

22 Dec 2012

 

The actions taken by people fighting climate change have been honoured in an online photography exhibition curated by campaign group 10:10

 
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/ Peace & Democracy

19 Dec 2012

 

Sweden’s ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ has recognised the tremendous efforts of activists around the world working towards global harmony

 
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/ Arts, Environment

17 Dec 2012

 

With growing environmental concerns over using real trees and with the most common alternative being plastic, designers are rising to the challenge by creating affordable and sustainable Christmas trees that don’t scrimp on style